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Building the Beloved Community

By | September 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Building the Beloved Community By Alison Sawyer, Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church  As part of Saint Andrew’s, Bryan 150th Celebration in 2017, the parish selected a special outreach to commemorate the Sesquicentennial year, and chose the Habitat for Humanity build project. This project was a special collaboration between the Faith in Action team, Habitat and Saint [...]

The Healing Ministry of the Church

By | March 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|

By The Rev. Daryl T. Hay On Wednesday, March 21st at 12:15 p.m. Saint Andrew’s will offer a Public Service of Healing with the Holy Eucharist. From the beginning healing has been part of the church’s ministry. Jesus’ ministry included the healing of the sick who came to him or were brought to him by [...]

A Season to Experience Love and Forgiveness

By | March 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|

By The Rev. Matt Stone, Curate Whether we like it or not, Lent is upon us. Like me, some people eagerly anticipate and appreciate this season of reflection and self-discipline. Others deeply dislike this somber season and look forward to the joy of Easter. Regardless of our orientation to these forty days, we hear an [...]

How Daily Prayer Makes Holy Time

By | September 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|

This week St. Andrew’s had evening prayer at the start of our First Wednesday parish dinner. Twenty people gathered in the church as the vesper light illuminated our stained glass windows. We worshipped God, our own gracious light, for the day we were given. And I was reminded yet again how transformative the practice of [...]

Message from the Rector: Race and the Beloved

By | August 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|

This fall the theme of our adult Christian education program is Telling God’s Story/Telling Our Story. In light of the events in Charlottesville, Virginia earlier this month I’d like to share with you part of my story as it relates to race, and my thoughts on the Beloved Community and what God calls us to [...]